Carido Kickboxing Cross

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Kickboxing expert Cheryl Cullina demonstrates how to do a basic punching technique called the cross.

    Cheryl Cullina

    Cheryl Cullina is an accomplished professional in the fitness industry, teaching several different class formats including Cardio Kickboxing. She has been a group exercise instructor for 15 years, completing certifications from the American Fitness Association of America, International Fitness Professionals Association, Les Mills International, and Powder Blue Productions, in kickboxing, step, yoga, weight and personal training, youth and senior fitness, nutrition, obesity, and exercise science. Holding an MBA from Michigan State University, Cheryl is also a computer engineer who, for several years, merged computer technology with the health care and fitness industries by evaluating and integrating evolving computer systems with physical therapy equipment for diagnostic assessments and rehabilitation solutions. Her passion for helping make people well inspired her to coach personal and group exercise classes, enthusiastically motivating all people, all ages, to take charge of their health by safely improving their cardiovascular fitness and body’s energy, strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Cheryl is a member of a Demo Team and has performed at National Health Fairs, Earth Day celebrations, annual Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, and March of Dimes Walk America.

    Hi, my name is Cheryl Cullina and I'm a cardio kickbox instructor. Today were going to talk about cardio kickboxing techniques. One of the basic punching techniques is a cross. So, lets talk about the cross. Come to right combat stance for me, legs shoulder distance-and-a-half apart, were in guard. A cross comes off the back arm, its a straight punch, and we are targeting the same place as we did with the jab; the nose and chin area. So, the cross comes off the back arm, arm shoulder height, parallel to the floor, the fist rotates 90, palm facing down, and remember that fist, fingers rolled down, thumb tightly wrapped around the fingers. Core stability, important, knees soft, never lock them out and never lock out that elbow. So, we have got your jab to the nose or the chin and the cross coming from the back arm, its a very powerful punch, make sure you lift the heel, you get the whole body into it. Thats our cross.